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Arsenal should consider Englishman that may reportedly cost just £7.5m – TBR View

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Arsenal should consider Englishman that may reportedly cost just £7.5m – TBR View

If Arsenal are going to try go big with one or two marquee signings this summer, they may need to be shrewd in other areas to improve a squad that is currently in desperate need of a revamp.

One position that Gunners boss Mikel Arteta should try bolster is in net.

Bernd Leno is rightfully the number one goalkeeper at the Emirates Stadium, but a few errors have crept into his game, and he could do with serious competition next year to help drive him.

Runar Alex Runarsson has failed in his role as a back-up option, while Mat Ryan is only on loan until the end of the campaign.

Arsenal should turn their attention to Premier League rivals West Brom for the solution.

According to the Athletic, it could make sense for West Brom to cash in on their goalkeeper Sam Johnstone as his contract at the Hawthorns reaches its final year.

 

The report explains that a fee between £7.5million and £10million is considered realistic for West Brom to sell him.

With Johnstone possibly available for as low as £7.5million, should he be considered by Arsenal?

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Could Johnstone be a perfect fit for Gunners?

Johnstone, who recently earned a first senior call-up to the England squad, has been one of the standout individuals for a West Brom side that are in the relegation places.

The 28-year-old is an incredible shot-stopper with great reflexes, and the ex-Manchester United youth talent has shown he belongs at top-flight level.

His valuation is surely an attractive one to plenty of clubs, but whether he’d fit Arsenal is an interesting one.

He’s got the potential to provide genuine competition to Leno at the north London club, and it’s so important to have genuine competition in the goalkeeper department.

There is every chance he may be a perfect cheap signing at the end of the season to improve the squad, as the ambitious player has hopes of playing for England.

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